PCHS up and down so far this season

Published 5:05 pm Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Polk County High School volleyball team is off to a 2-4 start this season.

In a non-conference match at North Henderson Monday, PCHS fell to North Henderson in three games (25-22, 25-14, 25-14).

Sarah Angier and Maggie Phipps led PCHS with five kills apiece, and Angier added two blocks.

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In the junior varsity contest, North Henderson defeated PCHS 2-1.

In earlier matches, PCHS defeated North Buncombe 3-0 (25-15, 25-18, 25-13). Kailey Russell led the Wolverines with seven kills and Brittany Phipps added five. Haley Champion added 18 assists and Makenzie White recorded 10 digs.

On Aug. 26, PCHS fell to Asheville Christian Academy in an extremely close match 3-1 (24-26, 27-25, 26-24, 27-25).

The stat-packing match included 204 total points.

Maggie Phipps led PCHS with 11 kills, Brittany Phipps added nine and Sarah Angier eight. Champion recorded 32 assists and White 25 digs.

We continue to improve on the little things, and it just comes down to putting it all together to finish strong, said PCHS head coach Heather Claussen.

PCHS begins its conference schedule Thursday at home against Madison.

Polk JVs top Brevard

The Polk County High School junior varsity football team opened its season Monday with a 12-6 win over Brevard. The game was postponed from Thursday due to weather.

Reece Schlabach threw a pair of touchdown passes, one to Jeremy Fancher and the other to J.C. Suddeth to lead the Wolverines (1-0).

The PCHS defense did not give up a touchdown as the PCHS offense scored in both the second and third quarters.

The Wolverines will host R-S Central Thursday at 7 p.m.

Polk netters are 1-1

After a 6-3 victory over East Henderson on Aug. 18 to begin the season, the Polk County High School girls tennis team fell at Chapman 6-1 Monday.

Against East Henderson, Polks singles winners were Natalie Hilbig (8-2), Hannah High (8-3), Rachel Vining (8-5), Emily Antonio (8-4) and Rebekah Hyder (8-5). In doubles, the team of Antonio and Vining was an 8-1 winner.

PCHS continues its season at home Thursday against East Henderson.

Two scheduled early season matches with West Henderson have been canceled.